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Drivers’ hours rules need to be clearer

A lack of clear guidance on how operators can manage and comply with drivers’ hours rules means enforcement authorities could be breaching government guidelines, according to a transport lawyer. James Backhouse, at Backhouse Jones, said many of the issues drivers and hauliers face in trying to follow drivers’ hours regulations would be improved if proper […]

Changes to Tachograph Rules for local journeys

Soon some vehicles will no longer need to be fitted with tachograph recording equipment and their drivers will not have to comply with EC drivers’ hours rules, but with GB drivers’ hours rules instead. From 2 March 2015, a new European regulation EU 165/2014 will replace EEC 3821/85, setting out requirements for the construction, installation, […]